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Book brigade transports books more than a mile

KAPAAU, Hawaii (AP) - Instead of passing buckets of water, they passed books.

Well over 1,000 volunteers formed a human chain stretching more than a mile to move thousands of books from the old Bond Memorial Public Library to the new North Kohala Public Library on the Big Island.

West Hawaii Today reports Saturday's two-hour, Huki Puke, or passing of the books, event transported about half of the old library's 17,000 books and other materials.

North Kohala Public Library branch manager Janet Lam says the remaining books will be trucked to the library later. She says historical and archival materials were moved last week to ensure no damage happened to the irreplaceable items.

The grand opening of the new library is slated for Nov. 8.

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